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Whether you are looking for something slightly healthier to have for breakfast or simply want to mix things up a bit, I hope that my easy banana pancakes recipe helps you out. For anyone concerned that this will be another recipe that falls apart in the pan and leaves you feeling sad, don’t worry. I’ve been there many times before, which is exactly why I went looking for an alternative. Instead, I give you the fluffy pancakes of dreams. These look and smell just like your classic american pancake. They just have the added joy of banana in the taste!
To make one portion for myself in the morning I use the following ingredients:
- One overripe banana
- One egg
- 45g of self-raising flour
- A pinch of baking powder
- A dash of milk if needed
Begin by setting your pan of choice (frying pan for me, I’m no professional chef so whatever you’d normally use will do) on the hob on a medium to low heat. We have an induction hob and I normally go with 3. I don’t bother to put anything in the pan; oil, butter or otherwise. If you find your pancakes sticking go with a bit of trial and error here…I told you I wasn’t a professional.
Next I get a bowl and smash up my banana. Then I add my egg and mix them together. In goes the self-raising flour and baking powder. Mix everything together well until you have what should resemble a normal pancake mixture. If the mixture is a little dry, just add a dash of milk.
Once you are happy that you pan is hot enough, simply spoon the mixture in. I normally go for smaller pancakes myself, around the size of my palm simply because they’re easier to flip. Then leave them for a minute or two. This is the moment my patience is tested. Wait for the bubbles. Don’t be tempted to turn the temperature up. Just let them sit.
When the pancake is covered in small bubbles it’s time to flip. Your pancake should be a golden brown colour when you do. If not, adjust your time to suit.
Leave for roughly the same amount of time on the other side and your pancake should be perfectly cooked and ready to eat. Your kitchen should also smell like heaven!
As you can see from my incredibly complex instructions, this recipe is so straightforward. It’s also fast and doesn’t require too much washing up. Bonus! Now put your feet up and enjoy.
Let me know if you try the recipe out!